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Video processing. Computer vision.
You can handle tasks like these on the CPU, but with a powerful and efficient Hexagon™ 680 DSP in the chipset, why would you want to?
If you had a maker board as powerful as that smartphone in your pocket, what would you make? It’s the right time to find out, with the DragonBoard™ 410c now available for $75 from Arrow Electronics.
You can spend hours or even days trying to hunt down performance bottlenecks in your code. You can look for them in your app code that runs on the CPU, GPU, network and in memory by stepping through the code to enable/disable certain parts of the code, recompile and run the different configurations of the app on the device to understand the overhead of certain parts of the code. You will waste hours or days doing that and still you may be no closer to finding and optimizing the code that’s hogging resources.
What do drones, robots and cameras have in common?
They can all take advantage of the DSP for higher performance in real-time tasks. In drones, that means flight control; in robots, that means balance and walking; and in cameras, it means image pre- and post-processing. Offloading real-time tasks from the CPU to the DSP is a big step toward higher performance, with the sweetener of much lower power consumption.
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